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Aloinopsis schooneesii

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloinopsis (al-low-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: schooneesii

Synonym:Nananthus schooneesii

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Category:
Groundcovers
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xenomorf On May 12, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

My photo of this plant is of one that is growing in zone 9a/9b in a shade house. It has frost protection but the temperature reaches about 35F degrees in wintertime.

Positive hanna1 On Jan 20, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Looks like miniature stones, mine has lovely yellow flowers.
This plant is from South Africa. enjoys part sun/afternoon protection, favors warm weather, moderate water.
Division: Magnoliophyta, Class: Magnoliopsida, Order: Caryophyllidae, Caryophyllales.

Neutral salvia_lover On Jan 13, 2005, salvia_lover from Modi'in
Israel wrote:

this plant requires a minimum temperature of 50F

Flowers are daisy-like and yellow-red.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Brentwood, California
Castro Valley, California
Long Beach, California
Los Angeles, California
Sacramento, California
Vista, California



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